Consortium for the protection of the historical castles of Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Castello di Cordovado

Detail of the gate tower.
Detail of the gate tower.

The beautiful fortified village, whose origins date back to before the year 1000, and even to prehistoric times, is enclosed within a walled circuit of an almost quadrilateral shape, built on the ancient Roman castrum, with its two northern and southern shielded gate towers, protected by a large moat that still exists today. Inside the small 'castrum' are buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the most important of which is the monumental palatium Freschi di Cucagna, today Piccolomini, which stands on the clearly visible foundations of the ancient keep.